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Improved Method of Compressing Cotton

Improved Railway Journal Boxes Wanted

American Fruit in Foreign Markets

The Sugar Interest in Peru

By James Orton

Indigestible Medicines

The Emigration of American Mechanics to England

Increasing the Flow of Springs

Progress of the Scientific American

Improved Farm Locomotives and Steam Road Rollers

Allen's Improved Fire Escape

Combined Skimmer and Fork

Improved Hop Cultivator


Practical Mechanism

By Joshua Rose

Electrical Apparatus to Indicate Overstrain or Weakness in Bridges or Other Structures

Hoffman's Improved Beer Cask

Water Hogs

The Box Tortoise

By C. Few Seiss

The Cordonnier, or Cobbler Fish

How to Chuck and Bore an Engine Crosshead

Improved Glue Pot

Simple Way to Make Ice

New Household Inventions

New Mechanical and Engineering Inventions

Recent American and Foreign Patents

New Woodworking and House and Carriage Building Inventions

New Miscellaneous Inventions

New Textile Inventions

New Agricultural Inventions

Communications Received


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  • Index of Inventions

  • Notes and Queries

  • Patents

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